The Prince of Wales has written an impassioned letter to Christians in Iraq speaking of his “heartbreak” at their suffering at the hands of Jihadists.
He condemned the atrocities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant also known as ISIS as “diabolic evil” and spoke of his “fervent hope and prayer” for those suffering in the region.
Text of his letter is as follows:
You can have no idea how heartbroken I am to hear of the truly unbearable and barbaric persecution being suffered not only by the Christians in Iraq, but also by some of their neighbours of other faiths alongside whom you have lived for hundreds of years. Although words seem hopelessly inadequate at such an unimaginable time of suffering, I did just want to offer, through you, my special prayers and profound sympathy to all the members of the Caldean Catholic Church in Iraq.
It is my fervent hope and prayer that the leadership and actions of people of goodwill such as yourself and your brothers and sisters will help to overcome the diabolic evil that has wrought this terrible suffering and allow peace to return to the cradle of civilisation.
Yours most sincerely, Charles.